Private Client Team

Welcome to the The Private Client team at Harrison Clark Rickerbys which is one of the largest teams in the Midlands and South West and has specialists in all aspects of private client work.

The six partner strong team acts for all manner of individuals in relation to Wills and Tax planning ; Estate Administration and Trusts.

Most of the team are either full members of or studying for the Society of Trusts and Estate Diploma and are all members of The Law Society Private Client Section.

We are ranked as Tier 1 for Private Client in the 2015 Chambers and Partners rankings- the ‘guide to the worlds best lawyers’.

The team is known for assisting private clients with wills, powers of attorney and estate administration, and is also well placed to advise elderly and vulnerable clients, as well as those with agricultural interests. Other areas of expertise include trust management and inheritance disputes.

“A heavyweight private client team which always puts its clients’ needs first. We were impressed with the speed of service and crystal-clear advice.

Mark Hartley has an excellent reputation in the fields of wills and inheritance tax planning. Commentators appreciate his personal approach to dealing with clients and other professionals in the area.

Chambers and Partners rankings 

We have particular expertise in acting for farming clients which is not surprising given our location and work very closely with our colleagues in the firm’s business services departments in providing advice to business owners and entrepreneurs.

Our elderly client team are all members of Solicitors for the Elderly and we are especially known for our work in assisting elderly and vulnerable clients.

Finally we act for a number of private family charitable trusts an area of work that is firmly on the increase.

If you think we may be able to help you please give us a call on 01905 744871 or email We would be delighted to hear from you.

Dawn Oliver , Partner and Head of The Private Client Team

Harrison Clark Rickerbys has particular expertise advising agricultural clients, and a dedicated team for elderly and vulnerable clients. Dawn Oliver is practice leader.

The Legal 500 UK Rankings